Pirozzi

4.7
937 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Award Winning Chef, Alessandro Pirozzi, opened his first restaurant in Orange County, California only six years ago. Through a mix of his charming personality and time-honored family recipes he created an authentic taste of Italy on Pacific Coast Highway. The Corona Del Mar location features some of Alessandro’s handcrafted favorites as well as an extensive wine list, prosciutto & mozzarella bar, 900° baked prime beef, handcrafted pasta and gelato made in-house daily. The culinary journey that began in southern Italy brought Alessandro to southern California where today he shares his family recipes to great acclaim. The Chef of the Year (Riviera Magazine) has Mare Culinary Lounge, Alessa Laguna Beach and Pirozzi Corona Del Mar, for dining, drinks and great memories.
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vipAndrea
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at great service!

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MargueriteS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us enjoyed our meal very much. The chef did not disappoint! We chose to seat outside and the heated area was very comfortable. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing every time!! This place has never let me down!! Server Sammi is the BEST, always so friendly, great recommendations and just a great great person. Thanks Sammi for always making us feel welcome!!! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, great atmosphere even with Covid precautions. Will def return.

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GannawayC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our Waiter James, Was excellent, Made our first visit great and we will be back for sure.

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vipSteveP
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable. Our first time dining there and enjoyed it very much. Excellent service and all 4 of us enjoyed our meal. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except the Gouda cheese was kind of dry. Otherwise all appetizers and main dishes were delicious!!

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JanineH
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Everything was great. The tent was very well set up.

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vipTremblay1366
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food !

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WendyJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious! The service excellent! The Bucatini with gnocchi was amazing, normally it comes with linguini but we asked if they could change that, I can eat that everyday ha!

If you ask for a table at the patio you will not be disappointed!

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vipAmyG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is great. Best pizza crust ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing outdoor dining experience! The food was great per usual! Can’t wait to go back!

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DanielleM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Food was exceptional and our server was nice, friendly and attentive.

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Premier
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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StephanieD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite sitting in the parking lot because of COVID which is in no way the restaurants fault, it was still amazing food and perfect service, our server was wonderful and attentive. Great meatballs and their brand of Prosecco was wonderful and a great price on it. My only advice to the would for now maybe have some music out there as it was not as lively as the indoor dining. Even can put a guitar guy or something in the far corner of the lot would be fun!

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vipBrynC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco was incredible! We had an incredible dinner.

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing meal! amazing menu with a ton of options for everyone. the homemade pasta is the cherry on top and the sauce that comes with the bread to start is to die for!!! highly recommend for your next date night

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vipOpentablefan
New England
49 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We arrived at 6pm and didn’t get our dinner until 7:45!! Food “ok” but not worth the wait.

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PaulR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We chose to eat in the tent. You can't expect much in the way of ambiance.

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vipDavidH
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away and our server came over and took our drink orders.
While away we reviewed the menu. I knew immediately what I wanted and my wife narrowed it down to three items and upon return asked the waiter what he would recommend.
Both my short rib pasta, and the limoncello infused pasta with shrimp were excellent.
We topped it off with a molten lava cake and left satisfied.

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vipWilliamD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit, it was recommended by a friend, I am fairly new to Orange County.

It was a great experience, the menus is fantastic, parking is a challenge as it's right on PCH but well worth it.

We definitely will be back.

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vipDarthTater
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here earlier in the week and had to come back a second time. The food is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Covid precautions were not adhered to, the staff did not care to correctly wear their masks. We won’t be coming back unfortunately for safety reasons.

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vipDarthTater
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gnocchi ever! The fresh pasta was phenomenal and the meatballs were perfect.

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vipWilliamL
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A neighborhood gem. Great, creative Italian food, friendly staff, good value.

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vipLEXUSRY
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST REAL ITALIAN FOOD PLACE TO EAT. GREAT STAFF. MY FAVORITE IS OCTOPUS CARPACCI, BEET SALAD,AND GIANT MEAT BALL

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cindi
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Parking is very difficult, they have used all their parking for outside dining.
The food was great, service was very good.
I will be dining there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Parking lot dining is poor

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Baked ziti with a meatball was extremely greasy. We sat outside under a tent (Covid seating), when we had early RSVP, and there was open patio seating available.

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SuzyS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent service - social distancing observed and the food was yummy! We will be back!!

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Moondog
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pirozzi is a very pleasant place for great Italian food. The pizza was wonderful and the service was even better. I will gladly be a regular.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. One of my favorite restaurants

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vipkathrynb
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent everything. I always enjoy Pirozzi’s and never hesitate to recommend this neighborhood restaurant.

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vipRick
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I like the restaurant, but I really feel that it should offer reasonably priced wines. The first descent chardonnay choice on it's wine list was an $80.00 Rombauer; that's nuts. That was $20.00 more than the meal cost. Believe me, the next time I will bring my own wine; I shouldn't have to do that.

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vipbgarbmachine
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here many times and this time was the best. The burrrata tomatoes salad was excellent and the chicken marsala was one of the best I have had. Reasonable wine prices as well.

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vipj10carS
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extensive menu, great food & wonderful service

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MichaelB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service was very good but a little slow from the kitchen. Would definitely recommend to anyone anytime if they want a leisurely meal with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great

FAQs

Pirozzi offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 675-2932.

Pirozzi is rated 4.7 stars by 937 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.